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'Harry Potter' Tops Box Office

'Harry Potter' Tops Box Office

Harry Potter took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, bringing Muggles from all over the planet to theaters and earning $476 million worldwide!

The final film in the franchise, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint earned $163 million in the U.S. alone, which bested The Dark Knight‘s previous record of the highest grossing first weekend in theaters.

Second place went to Shia LaBeouf‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which took in $23.5 million for the weekend.

Third place went to Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman‘s Horrible Bosses, with $17.5 million.

Kevin JamesZookeeper took fourth, with $12.5 million, and rounding out the top five was Cars 2, with $8.2 million.

DID YOU SEE Harry Potter this weekend – and if you did, what did you think?

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78 Responses to “'Harry Potter' Tops Box Office”

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  1. 26
    EmB Says:

    $293.8 million why this movie for kids

    gone with the wind , Dances with Wolves that’s what you need to watch

  2. 27
    quit hating and comparing Says:

    i love harry potter thought it was fab but do you have to bring in twilight they are nothing alike . quit hating on twilight and just focus on harry potter .

  3. 28
    Aniston NOT a lead! Says:

    Jennifer Aniston was only in the movie 20 minutes, how can it be her movie? What about the other two male leads? The media feeds us this crap about her all the time!

  4. 29
    jacqueline Says:

    YES!! Harry Potter DESERVES IT! I watched it on friday and cried my heart out, it was MAGICAL!
    It’s amazing how there is no competition between Harry Potter and the other movies, HP just smashes ‘em all!

  5. 30
    Ann Says:

    LOL pleaaaseee Twilight-BREAKING DAWN 1 PART IT”S NOT OUT YET!!
    And this is the final movie in the HP series so..
    we’ll see when Breaking Dawn Part 2 ,the final movie comes out!!!
    For the moment ,barely in november breaking Dawn part 1 comes out,we’ll see what happens!!:D:

  6. 31
    Ron Loyola Says:

    Boo, you *****.

  7. 32
    Ron Loyola Says:


    Boo, you W.H.O.R.E.

  8. 33
    Toni Says:

    @Ann: oh please stop making excuses. Twilight only breaks midnight and day records. They can’t even get opening weekend and the movies haven’t even gotten close to Harry Potters biggest grossing movies. The fans dont even show up after the first week because they want to have first week sales that bad, but they cant even finish off better than them. This movie saw all HP fans coming out even the ones that didn’t show up to all the other movies. I wasn’t even trying to compare the two and ignore it.

  9. 34
    jacqueline Says:

    @Ann: Oh yeah, we’ll see Twilight get the usual bad reviews and not be anywhere as brilliant as Harry Potter. I don’t know why you bother coming here just to talk about crappy Twilight

  10. 35
    lucy Says:


    Even if Twilight breaks Harry Potter’s box office record (which I HIGHLY doubt), The Dark Knight Rises will definitely shatter that Twilight’s record.

  11. 36
    Jess Says:

    Harry Potter is saving the economy, one movie ticket at a time

  12. 37
    Alex Says:

    Brazilians hate harry potter

  13. 38
    Blueberry Says:


    The original Dumbledore, Richard Harris, passed away. He didn’t leave the show.

    SNAPE for an OSCAR!

  14. 39
    jacqueline Says:

    @Alex: No, we LOVE it.

  15. 40
    Melissa Says:

    I was very disappointed in the final HP movie. I have been a devoted fan of the books and the movies have been ok, but they could have added so much more than they did. I was hoping to see more interaction between Hagrid and the Death Eaters in the forest. They didn’t show Grawp, the centaurs, and so many other things. I was hoping for better.

  16. 41
    camilla Says:


  17. 42
    Marisa Says:

    The final movie was EPIC!! It is now my favorite movie of ALL time! It was just that emotional and perpetually driven for a great conclusion. I will be going to see it again! :)

  18. 43
    Sean Says:

    @Ron Loyola: What do you want me to read in that article? Did you want me to read how 61% of the box office came from 3D? Like I said, TDK reached the record without the use of that gimmicky 3D. And I’m glad Nolan isn’t going to do that crap for cheap numbers for part 3.

  19. 44
    emily Says:

    not only was it an amazing installment in the series, but it was an amazing film, period! well done to the trio, the “davids”, j.k. rowling & wb!

  20. 45
    Tommy Boy Says:



    However, COLLECTIVELY, they all share in the success of Horrible Bosses. And it was one Jennifer’s best reviewed film since The Good Girl. Deal with it!

  21. 46
    Lyra Belacqua Says:

    The people on this thread are retarded. What does it have to do with Twilight or Jennifer Anniston?

    It’s about Harry Potter.

  22. 47
    Sayer Says:

    The avg budget for HP movies is $250 mil.

    Budget for Twilight movies is about $55 mil.

  23. 48
    Sayer Says:

    @jacqueline: Tell that to the people here who brought up Twilight for NO REASON at all.

    Why did Harry Potter fans have to mention Twilight when the post is about HP?

  24. 49
    Tommy Boy Says:

    @Lyra Belacqua:

    You dumb twit. Read the full article. They mentioned that Horrible Bosses came in 3rd. Or should we just talk about Harry Potter? Sheesh!

  25. 50
    aquarius64 Says:

    Summit must be sweating bullets about Breaking Dawn, after seeing the first Harry Potter numbers. The two-part Twilight finale costed 263 million to make, 75 million went to the upfront salaries of the three leads at 25 million a piece. Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner also get a cut of door receipts as well (2.5% total). Summit has a highly vested interest in its success to see any profit for itself.

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